Five Challenges of Gifted Learners

From Gifted Challenges:

“Most gifted adolescents breathe a sigh of relief when they enter college. Finally, they will be with their intellectual peers. Finally, they won’t have to hide their abilities. Finally, they will be able to fully, unapologetically immerse themselves in their interests.

Yet, gifted college students often face unexpected hurdles that must be overcome.

The academic and social challenges they encounter can lead to self-doubt and uncertainty. Any nagging doubts and fears that developed in high school can intensify in college, as gifted students take a sobering inventory of their limitations and face a harsh dose of reality. This leads to questions about their abilities, their choices, and even their sense of self. Gifted students (and their parents) should assume that some self-reflection and second-guessing will emerge during college.”

To continue reading, please visit http://giftedchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-hurdles-gifted-college-students.html.

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